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hello people... i'm trying to install ubuntu in a friends computer... finally i got it, but as we all know the wireless card is not working... if any of you ...
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    Ubuntu and Wireless with BCM4306


    hello people... i'm trying to install ubuntu in a friends computer... finally i got it, but as we all know the wireless card is not working... if any of you have any idea how to install it please help me so i can help him....

    here is what he has... he has a Gateway Laptop M520 that is using a Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card. please help
    albertlv (Registered Linux User: 438937)
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    512 MB Ram 80GB Hard Drive
    2.8 GHz Pentium IV Processor
    Running Ubuntu 7.04 - FeistyFawn

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    dude i tried this but honestly it didn't work... we are newbies here and we've been working here for a while trying to set this up but it just didn't work... if anyone could give me very DETAILED information and steps that would be very helpful... please, help us set up this thing.... thank you very mucho...
    albertlv (Registered Linux User: 438937)
    Dell Dimension 4600
    512 MB Ram 80GB Hard Drive
    2.8 GHz Pentium IV Processor
    Running Ubuntu 7.04 - FeistyFawn

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    Huge amount of info on this here and elsewhere but once again - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx
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    Unhappy Wireless Not working, errors

    I went to the website and follow the instructions there and I couldn't get it installed... here is what i got:

    sergio@sergio-laptop:~$ su
    Password:
    root@sergio-laptop:/home/sergio# cd WirelessDrivers
    root@sergio-laptop:/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers# ls
    ndiswrapper-1.28 ndiswrapper-1.28.tar.gz
    root@sergio-laptop:/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers# cd ndiswrapper-1.28
    root@sergio-laptop:/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28# make
    make -C driver
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver'
    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/build SUBDIRS=/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver
    make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-10-generic'
    Building modules, stage 2.
    MODPOST
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-10-generic'
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28/driver'
    make -C utils
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28/utils'
    gcc -g -Wall -I../driver -o loadndisdriver loadndisdriver.c
    loadndisdriver.c:15:20: error: stdlib.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:16:19: error: stdio.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:17:19: error: errno.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:18:20: error: string.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:19:20: error: libgen.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:21:22: error: sys/mman.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:23:23: error: sys/types.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:24:23: error: sys/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:25:22: error: sys/stat.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:26:20: error: unistd.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:27:19: error: fcntl.h: No such file or directory
    In file included from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include/syslimits.h:7,
    from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include/limits.h:11,
    from loadndisdriver.c:28:
    /usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.1.2/include/limits.h:122:61: error: limits.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:29:19: error: ctype.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:30:20: error: dirent.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:31:20: error: syslog.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:34:25: error: linux/major.h: No such file or directory
    loadndisdriver.c:35:25: error: linux/ioctl.h: No such file or directory
    In file included from loadndisdriver.c:37:
    ../driver/loader.h:24: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘size_t’
    loadndisdriver.c: In function ‘load_file’:
    loadndisdriver.c:67: error: ‘size_t’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    loadndisdriver.c:67: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
    loadndisdriver.c:67: error: for each function it appears in.)
    loadndisdriver.c:67: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘size’
    loadndisdriver.c:68: error: ‘NULL’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    loadndisdriver.c:69: error: storage size of ‘statbuf’ isn’t known
    loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘basename’
    loadndisdriver.c:71: warning: initialization makes pointer from integer without a cast
    loadndisdriver.c:73: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘open’
    loadndisdriver.c:73: error: ‘O_RDONLY’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    .
    .
    .
    loadndisdriver.c:540: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘atof’
    loadndisdriver.c:547: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘strcmp’
    loadndisdriver.c:554: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function ‘sscanf’
    loadndisdriver.c:588: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘closelog’
    make[1]: *** [loadndisdriver] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28/utils'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    root@sergio-laptop:/home/sergio/WirelessDrivers/ndiswrapper-1.28#

    What should I do?

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    Distro Disk

    Can't you install ndiswrapper from the distro disk? That is certainly the easiest way to do it.

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